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New Study May Help Explain Why Women Doctors Make Less Than Men

In 2017, 50.7% of students entering medical school were women. But female physicians still make less than male physicians. A study published in late September 2019 may provide part of the answer for this. From1991 to 2016, there were less women in higher paying fields of medicine, according to the study. Women are especially rare in the field of cardiovascular (or heart) disease. There could be several reasons why, say the study’s authors. Female doctors in cardiovascular disease are more likely to facediscrimination than men. Women physicians also prioritize relationship building with patients over their own personal financial goals.

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